The annual EmployerOne survey provides valuable information on the workforce needs and challenges of employers in our local communities.

2020 Results

250 Grand Erie region employers completed 2020’s EmployerOne Survey. We’re analyzing the results and will report them in detail soon.
Here are some highlights:

86% of employers hired in 2019

78% of employers anticipate hiring in 2020

61% of employers had hard-to-fill positions

#1 reason for this: Not Enough Applicants

42% of employers have HR succession plans

EmployerOne survey of businesses

The Workforce Planning Board conducted the EmployerOne survey of businesses for seven straight years, from 2014 to 2020.

Several hundred businesses in Six Nations, New Credit, City of Brantford, and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk completed the survey each year.

The EmployerOne surveys allowed us to stay informed about the HR and workforce needs, challenges and successes of local businesses.

EmployerOne 2020 results

Many local employers say recruitment and retention challenges is a major concern, the 2020 EmployerOne survey found.

Our community’s seventh annual EmployerOne survey, conducted in January 2020, engaged 251 employers in Six Nations, New Credit, County of Brant, Haldimand County, Norfolk County and City of Brantford.

Fifty-nine percent of survey participants said retention is a top concern for their organization.

In addition, 86% of businesses reported that recruitment and retention challenges have impacted their business. The No. 1 impact was reduced productivity, followed by increased pressure on existing staff and negative impact on customer service.

This is one of many highlights from EmployerOne 2020.

We welcome questions about EmployerOne. Connect with us.

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2019 EmployerOne Survey

See below for a series of reports and infographics based on 2019 survey findings

2019 Infographic


2019 Sector Profiles

EmployerOne Spotlights detail findings specific to the industry sectors of Retail Trade, Manufacturing, Health Care and Social Assistance, Finance and Insurance, Construction, & Accommodation and Food Services.

2019 Survey Tabulation Report


2019 Spotlight On HR Planning

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